Mother Teresa: The Smile of Calcutta
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This beautifully illustrated book for children ages five years old and up, tells the story of a great saint, who devoted her life to God, and to others.
Amongst the slums of Calcutta, Mother Teresa offered a comfort- ing smile, consoling arms, soothing hands, a kind look that gave dignity, tears of compassion, and the light of Jesus in the darkness of great poverty. She saw God in the poorest of the poor; she cherished them and became a mother to all. She is a powerful witness that â€śwhatever we do for one of the least of our brothers, we do for Jesusâ€ť (cf. Matthew 25:40)
Mother Teresa of Calcutta founded an order of sisters to work with her
to serve the poorest of the poor, the Missionaries of Charity.
When she died in 1997 at the age of eighty-seven, the
government of India honored her with a state funeral. A mil-
lion people lined the streets that day to honor their beloved
saint. Her tomb swiftly became a place of prayer for people of
all faiths, rich and poor alike.
Mother Teresa will be canonized a Saint by Pope Francis on September , 2016.
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